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Keeler Press Releases

100 Years of Innovation from Keeler

Fri, 21 Apr 2017 13:39:15 +0000

When Charles Davis Keeler left Philadelphia in 1906 with his wife and children to start up the Standard Optical Company in London, he could not have imagined the company he would go on to pioneer. From its foundation as a dispensing optician in London’s West End in 1917, Keeler Limited has evolved out of all […]


Eyecare mission to Uganda provides free eye tests to over 500 rural residents

Wed, 15 Mar 2017 09:26:55 +0000

With only 11 practicing ophthalmologists* and 70 ophthalmic clinical officers** for a country of 36 million people, Uganda is chronically underserved by eyecare specialists. It is estimated that 1.5 million people suffer from avoidable blindness, a problem that is directly attributable to the desperate shortage of eye-care professionals. In poorer rural communities, visual impairment due […]


Help Keeler Celebrate its 100th Anniversary at Optrafair

Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:15:45 +0000

Keeler is turning 100 just a few weeks after this year’s Optrafair exhibition (1-3 April). There’s sure to be a lot of Centennial celebrations going on at the company’s Optrafair booth (number G50) so please drop by and say hello! As well as celebrating its Century, Keeler will of course be exhibiting its extensive product […]


Merthyr Tydfil optician helping the less fortunate in Uganda with Keeler equipment

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 11:32:08 +0000

Ophthalmoscope and retinoscope set used at clinic to screen over 700 people Eye testing equipment donated by Keeler was recently used by Ruth Easton, an optician from Specsavers in Merthyr Tydfil, on a charitable mission to Uganda. Ruth spent two weeks at the House of Joy charity’s school in the Kasala region running an eye […]


Keeler Turns 100 This Year!

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:28:51 +0000

To celebrate, the company is planning a number of events over the coming months, including a lecture at the Royal College of Ophthalmologists, a lavish banquet for all its employees, and a celebration at its Windsor HQ, where local dignitaries will be invited. Keeler will also be producing a special limited edition 100th Anniversary brochure […]